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Coronavirus: Q&As for people living with diabetes

17 April 2020

We know that this is a confusing and challenging time, and that the information and guidance from official sources changes often. In this article we have put together the answers to some common questions, which we hope will help you and your family navigate handling the situation and managing your diabetes at the same time. Please remember to follow the government and NHS guidelines at all times, these guidelines are in place to reduce the spread of the virus to keep everyone (including you and your loved ones) safe. What is Coronavirus and what are the...

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What is a diabetes emergency

16 November 2019

You never know how you are going to respond to a crisis until it happens. That’s why we practice in schools with drills for fire and other emergency situations. So we are prepared when something happens. But what happens when the crisis is something you would never think to plan for, like accidentally using the wrong insulin pen and injecting way too much insulin? What would you do? That happened to Carol when she was away from home, and like most of us with diabetes, she tried to handle it on her own. Eventually, she knew it was time to get help. ...

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My diabetes story: Carol

15 November 2019

Meet Carol This October will mark 27 years since I was diagnosed with diabetes. I feel fortunate to reach each milestone at the 5, 10, 15, 20 and now beyond, with no long term complications. I remember after hearing my diagnosis, giving myself a little bit of a pep talk. You’re stronger than you think you are. You can do more than you think...

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Low-Carb Lasagna

14 November 2019

Just like the classic but only a third of the carbs—what’s not to love! Ingredients Courgette: 2 Medium-Large Kale: 1 bunch kale Bolognese sauce: 250 ml Mozzarella Cheese: 100 g Ricotta Cheese: 250 g Parmesan Cheese: 50 g grated 1 egg Turkey Mince: 500 g Garlic: 2...

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My diabetes story: Sarah

13 November 2019

Meet Sarah Hi, my name is Sarah and I am from Germany. When I was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of eleven, I did competitive sports and tennis, and having diabetes had a huge impact on my everyday life—on my sports, my training, school and everything. But, I was very fortunate to have my family with me, they were super supportive. My mom helped me...

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My diabetes story: Maxime

11 November 2019

Meet Maxime I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on October 22, 1999 with an HbA1c of 10.4%. At that moment, your whole world falls apart. My diagnosis was not only a serious blow and adjustment for me, but also for those close to me, like my mum. "That was the case from day one. She had to make a lot of adjustments. ...

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My diabetes story: Michaela

8 November 2019

Meet Michaela Hello, my name is Michaela and I have type 1 diabetes At the age of 10, I was diagnosed with diabetes. Very soon I went to the hospital and at the time, my brother was my biggest support. He did all the training with me, about what is important, what to do in an emergency, what having a hypo feels like, etc. ...

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My diabetes story: Urooj

7 November 2019

Meet Urooj Meet Urooj Hi! My name is Dr. Urooj Imam, and I am diabetic. I am from Pakistan. I was having recurring miscarriages and I was referred to a new obstetrician, who made me do some routine tests. One of them was HbA1c and the result came out to be 10.1. And I was aghast. A 10 should not happen. My family has a...

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Signs and symptoms of diabetes

6 November 2019

Diabetes can appear a little differently in everyone. Sometimes the symptoms seem sudden and other times it is a gradually-occurring nuisance. There are eight signs or symptoms of diabetes that should cause you to take notice. For instance, have you noticed lately that you or someone you know has a lack of energy, seems to be hungry all the time, and goes to the toilet more frequently? If you notice one or more of these signs, it is a good idea to talk to your doctor about what might be causing these changes. With a simple blood test you will get the information you need to determine the next steps. Left...

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